Make A Splash! featuring Scrappy Boy Stamps

Today is my day to post on the Scrappy Boy Stamps’ Inspiration Page and my card project features one of my favorite mermaid images from the latest Scrappy Boy release, MERMAZING. Mermaids seem to be all the rage lately and this set really lends itself to a variety of different occasions. I know you’re going to love it!

Bust out the following from your supplies, knowing you can substitue any of your supplies for what I have used. I just shared what I used for informational purposes, but it is perfectly okay to use what you have in your personal craft arsenal.

  • White Card Stock for Base – 110 lb Hammermill cut, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
  • Black Card Stock for Base Panel – 80 lb Cardstock cut, 5 1/2 x 4 1/4.
  • White CardStock for Background Panel for Underwater scene – 110 lb Hammermill cut, 5 1/4 x 4
  • Square piece of patterned paper from the coordinating paper pack, 2 1/2 x 2 1/2
  • Square piece of patterned paper from the coordinating paper pack, 2 1/4 x 2 1/4
  • Black cardstock for sentiment – 80 lb Cardstock cut, 4 1/4 x 1
  • Matte for sentiment strip – Coordinating Colored Cardstock, 4 1/4 x 1 1/4

I used the Under the Sea stencil that was introduced with the release to create the background which is matted with a 1/8 inch border all around with black cardstock. This A2 size card was very fun to make. Using the stencil builder to create the backround was quick and easy. I used a combination of inks in my stash that complimented the colors in the patterned paper from this month’s release, as well.

After ink blending the background, I put through my BigShot with a die plate that makes stitched swirls, for added interest. You could use an embossing or use as is.

Hair on each mermaid used SAME colors, just utilized a micron pen to create the idea of braids/curls on dark-skinned mermaid

I used COPIC markers to color the image.

  • Hair – T9, T7, V17, V15 and V12
  • Dark Skin Combo – E59, E57, E15, E33, R22 and E31
  • Light Skin Combo – E04, E11, E21, E00, R20 and E000
  • Teal Combo – BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11 and BG10
  • Purple Combo – BV04, BV02, BV00, BV000, BV0000
  • Pink Combo – RV17, RV14, RV13, RV11 and RV10
  • White Gel Pen – accents, scales, highlights

Finally, sentiment is embossed with Versamark Ink and silver embossing powder on the strip of black paper.

Check out the Scrappy Boy Stamps Inspiration Page on FaceBook for more inspiration.

Thank you for stopping by and hope that I inspired you in some way. Stay crafty and don’t forget, HAVE FUN!

Scrappy Boy Stamps Sneak Peek – Have A Mermazing Day!

It is sneak peek time over at Scrappy Boy Stamps and the latest release is entitled, “Mermazing.” The images are inspired by The Little Mermaid and the set contains a total of 17 stamps, including 6 sentiments, that you can use to make an endless amount of amazing projects. As always, Scrappy Boy Stamp sets have an optional coordinating die set. Another exciting thing about this month’s release is that Scrappy Boy is also introducing a coordinating paper pack (either 6×6 or slimline), as well as an underwater scene builder stencil, entitled, “Under the Sea Scene Builder.” The stamp set and coordinating add-ons will be available in the Scrappy Boy Stamps Store on RELEASE DAY, Thursday, December 16th. To purchase, please go to We appreciate you taking a peek and supporting Scrappy Boy Stamps. For more amazing projects and inspiration, go to Scrappy Boy Stamps Inspiration Group on FaceBook.

Image is colored with COPIC Markers.


Hair – BG02, C3, C5 and 100

Skin – E04, E11, E21, E00, R20 and E000

Mermaid Body/Fin -V01, V12, V15 & V17 – using dots of various sizes and alternating the colors.

Shell- FYG1, FRV1, RV19

Used white gel pen for added dimension, sparkle and detail.

I used die cuts from my stash to create layers for an underwater scene, as I did not have my hands on the underwater scene builder stencil yet. I also made this card before the paper pack was released, so used some mermaid scale patterned paper from Hobby Lobby and heavy white cardstock for the other elements and then colored them up with my COPICS to coordinate with the patterned paper. I also used some coordinating sparkly washi tape to give little pops of color behind the images.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Stay crafty and above all, make sure you have fun!